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Apr 4, 2014

Alum Returns to Coordinate NC Lit Fest

Jason Jefferies (MA, English, '08) is the programming coordinator for the NC Literary Festival taking place April 3 - 6 in and around NC State's Hunt Library. The Lit Fest theme is "the future of reading." And the future is looking very bright indeed. Visit the festival website to get all the details about this free event for all ages. 

Mar 24, 2014

Two CHASS Alums Receive 2014 Watauga Medals

CHASS alumni Peaches Gunter Blank (BA, political science and MA, public administration) and Burley Mitchell (BA, political science) have received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic award, for their extraordinary service and commitment to NC State. 

Mar 20, 2014

NC Tech Association CEO Earns National Praise

CHASS alum Brooks Raiford, CEO of the NC Technology Association, has earned the national "TechVoice Champion" award for his advocacy on behalf of the tech sector. Raiford, outgoing president of the CHASS advisory board, is a former president of the NC State student senate and the student body. 

Mar 13, 2014

From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue

Brian Tavener (Communication, ‘04) did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener, a former Park Scholar, has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which the performers dress in bald caps, blue-black costumes and makeup, for more than six years. Blue Man Group performances are regularly seen across the country and around the world. 

Jan 9, 2014

Alum Defends the Environment

Tomás Carbonell ('02) earned dual degrees in engineering and in CHASS. He says his experiences at NC State and the intense multidisciplinary education he received here were foundational to his work as an environmental attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund. 

Nov 26, 2013

A Circus Life

As a CHASS student in the 1970s, Bill Allen says his professors inspired him to travel the world trying to solve ecological problems. His wanderlust eventually turned to circus love. Allen is the executive director and producer for Cirque de la Symphonie, a performance company he co-founded in 2005 that blends the European circus tradition with symphony performances. 

Sep 30, 2013

Nonprofit, International Studies Lead Grad to Address Global Women’s Health

CHASS alumna Tracy DiTucci (International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies, '11) travels the world working with the nonprofit women's health organization, Ipas. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face." 

Sep 25, 2013

NEH Internships Reinforce the Value of the Humanities

Bryan A. Hum (Poli Sci '13) and Micah Khater (Senior, History) spent the summer of 2013 as interns for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. They learned about the importance of the humanities in society and worked on an array of projects for the organization. 

Sep 17, 2013

Face-to-Face: Skull Study Shows Variation of Pre-Columbian Cultures in Mexico

NC State forensic anthropologists have discovered that there were clear differences between indigenous peoples long before Europeans or Africans arrived in what is now Mexico. Their analysis of prehistoric peoples reveals significant regional variation. Contrary to long-held beliefs, all native peoples did not look alike. 

Sep 17, 2013

WWII Prisoner of War’s Ring Returned After 70 Years, Thanks to History Thesis

Norwood McDowell (MA History '05) never imagined that his thesis would play a pivotal part in bringing home a family heirloom ring that his grandfather-in-law traded for food in 1945 in order to survive a World War II P.O.W. camp.